After all, the opponent was the Lady of the Weapon Refining Sect who has had the best upbringing imaginable since birth. Gu Ruoyun may be a genius but when compared with the Lady of the Weapon Refining Sect, the distance was great indeed.
However, under the gaze of the anxious crowd, Gu Ruoyun slowly stepped forward with calm eyes and asked emotionlessly, "And if you were to lose?"
As if struck by lightning, everyone was stunned by Gu Ruoyun's words.
What does she mean? They wondered. Could it be that she's accepting Shiyun's challenge? Besides, how could her opponent possibly lose? There's no way for her to lose as Shiyun has already reached the ranks of a Martial King four years ago!
Over the span of four years, she can only grow stronger.
Shiyun was also stunned by Gu Ruoyun's words but she quickly recovered and smiled, "Lady Gu, you certainly have a lot of confidence in defeating me. Our Weapon Refining Sect has always cherished talented individuals. If you have the capabilities, Lady Gu, should you defeat me, my Weapon Refining Sect will not investigate the matter."
This means that even if she lost, the only benefit that Gu Ruoyun will receive was that the Weapon Refining Sect would not hold her responsible for her actions.
Hearing this, Gu Ruoyun laughed, "Lady Shiyun, this is a normal competition. Could it be that once you lose to me, the Weapon Refining Sect will avenge you? How about this, if you lose, I want you to kneel before the Xia Family and apologize politely! And you must announce the shamelessness of the Weapon Refining Sect to the world!"
Shiyun's expression changed greatly and a cold light flashed across her eyes.
"I cannot help but admire your courage, Lady Gu. However, our Weapon Refining Sect has always served the citizens of the mainland. What do you mean by shameless? Of course, if I were to lose, my Weapon Refining Sect will willingly accept your punishment. Even if you're simply issuing the punishment, we're willing to concede and admit defeat! As long as the citizens of the mainland understand our righteousness and selflessness, that would be enough."
Shiyun's robes were as white as snow, her gentle and beautiful features held a determined and confident smile. Anyone who did not know the situation, after hearing her speech, would believe that she was the heroine who dared to act and was courageous enough to take responsibility for her actions and that Gu Ruoyun was a selfish and malicious villain.
Obviously, Leng Yanfeng was the kind of person who knew nothing about Shiyun.
He was enraged as he saw how Gu Ruoyun had forced his beloved goddess into a corner. A layer of frost masked his handsome face, his eyes were like swords and a look of utter hatred hung upon his cold features.
"Gu Ruoyun, be it manners or powers, you are worlds apart from junior sister Shiyun. In this lifetime, you'll only ever be fit to look at her from behind. You'll never walk next to her, what more defeat her!"
Leng Yanfeng laughed coldly, this woman has certainly overestimated her abilities. Not only has she accepted junior sister Shiyun's challenge, she even dared to spout wild declarations! Anyone with a good pair of eyes can tell the vast difference between the two.
Gu Ruoyun's face remained unchanged from the very beginning and she stared calmly at Shiyun, "Let's go."
"Lady Gu, I don't want to fight you but your growth over the years has made you into a savage. If this were to continue, it won't end well. I, Shiyun, have always treasured talented individuals and cannot bear your premature end. So, I want you to understand that there are many geniuses in the mainland, you are not all that great."
Shiyun's white robes fluttered, she looked like a fairy and was so beautiful that it was stifling. She remained smiling kindly from the very beginning as if she was always so warm and gentle to everyone.